Imaginary Cities: PC Bangs (2005)

Imaginary Cities: PC Bangs
Prose fiction
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: 2005
Format: Digital (HTML)
Status: Online

In 2005 I travelled to Seoul, Republic of Korea, as an Asialink resident. While I was there I undertook a writing and photography project that involved visiting Korean internet gaming rooms (PC Bangs), writing about an imaginary city in each one and then photographing the PC Bang signage.

I ended up posting 40 short prose fiction pieces to a special PC Bangs blog I set up as part of my residency, as well as a collection of photographs of PC Bang signage.

At the conclusion of the residency, I closed the blog and transferred its contents to the D/DN website. Over the next several years, a number of Imaginary Cities pieces found their way into various journals, but the collection as a whole remains otherwise unpublished.